Luke 13

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1There were present at the same time some that told him of the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate had mingled with his sacrifices. 2And Jesus, answering, said unto them, Think ye that these Galilaeans suffered such things because they were greater sinners than all the other Galilaeans? 3I tell you, No; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and slew them, think ye that they were greater debtors than all the other men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, No; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

6And He spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit upon it and found none. 7Then he said unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none; cut it down; why does it cumber the ground? 8And he, answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also until I shall dig about it and dung it, 9and if it bears fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

10And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bowed together and could in no wise lift herself up. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight and glorified God. 14And the prince of the synagogue answered with indignation because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, and said unto the people, There are six days in which it behooves men to work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15The Lord then answered him and said, Thou hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead it away to drink? 16And regarding this daughter of Abraham, who, behold, Satan had bound eighteen years, does it not behoove us to release her from this bond on the Sabbath day? 17And as he said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed, but all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

18Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and unto what shall I compare it? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden; and it grew and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the heaven lodged in the branches of it. 20And again he said, Unto what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened. 22And he went through the cities and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23Then someone said unto him, Lord, are there few that are saved? And he said unto them, 24Strive to enter in at the narrow gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able. 25When once the husband of the house is risen up and shall have shut the door, and ye begin to stand without and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not from where ye are, 26then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say unto you, I know you not from where ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28In that place shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when ye shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29And others shall come from the east and from the west and from the north and from the south and shall sit at the table in the kingdom of God. 30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

31The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Go out and depart from here, for Herod will kill thee. 32And he said unto them, Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 33Nevertheless I must walk today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets and stones those that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and ye would not! 35Behold, your house is left unto you desolate; and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me until the time comes when ye shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.